The majority of people in Germany refuse to accept further financial burdens for the sanctions imposed on Russia. This emerges from a survey by the opinion research institute Forsa for stern TV on Sunday. 55 percent of those surveyed are therefore not willing to accept further additional burdens, while 41 percent are.
In a corresponding survey from August 19, the mood was not that clear: 47 percent were not prepared to bear further financial disadvantages at the time, 46 percent said they were willing.
"I'm surprised that the mood changes so quickly, even before winter, but that also shows how deep the concerns are," said Horst von Buttlar, editor-in-chief of the business magazine "Capital" on RTL in the evening. "We should take these fears seriously and not panic, because that's exactly where Putin wants us to be."
In addition to Horst von Buttlar, Julia Chenusha, deputy chairwoman of the Blau-Gelbes Kreuz association, and Anna Moch, who supports the sanctions against Russia despite her low earnings, also discussed on stern TV on Sunday. Also a guest was master confectioner Michael Wiecker, who co-signed the open letter addressed to Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz by the Halle-Saale District Craftsmen’s Association. It calls for an immediate halt to all sanctions imposed on Russia.
You can see the entire show on RTL.
The data was collected by the market and opinion research institute forsa on behalf of RTL Germany from September 8th to 9th, 2022. Database: 1,000 respondents. Statistical error tolerance: /- 3.0 percentage points.